The Butte fire scorched trees along Rail Road Flats Road in September in Calaveras County, denuding 71,000 acres and burning 475 homes. Mudslides and flash floods are the main concerns in counties hit hard by wildfires this fall as they find themselves racing against time to clean debris and shore up hillsides as winter rains set in.
The Butte fire scorched trees along Rail Road Flats Road in September in Calaveras County, denuding 71,000 acres and burning 475 homes. Mudslides and flash floods are the main concerns in counties hit hard by wildfires this fall as they find themselves racing against time to clean debris and shore up hillsides as winter rains set in. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
The Butte fire scorched trees along Rail Road Flats Road in September in Calaveras County, denuding 71,000 acres and burning 475 homes. Mudslides and flash floods are the main concerns in counties hit hard by wildfires this fall as they find themselves racing against time to clean debris and shore up hillsides as winter rains set in. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com

Cleanup crews race against rain in fire-damaged California

November 09, 2015 07:15 PM

UPDATED November 09, 2015 09:12 PM

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